The Ten-Point Action Plan to Reduce Homelessness contained within this report is a list of strategies that the City of San Francisco should implement immediately in order to remedy the significant growth in homelessness.
Category: Advocacy On Homelessness
THC’s homeless advocacy in the 1980’s focused on trying to get the Feinstein Administration to stop using SRO hotels for 1-3 night stays rather than permanent housing. The city’s “Hotline Hotel” program spent millions each year removing the only housing many of the unhoused could afford. Frustrated at the city’s failed policies, THC joined other advocacy groups in forming the Coalition on Homelessness in 1986. The Coalition laid out a plan for permanent housing for the unhoused that began the centerpiece of the incoming Agnos Administration in 1988.
THC’s advocacy on homelessness has always focused on expanding permanent housing. Whether by new construction of affordable housing, leasing SRO hotels, supporting inclusionary housing, or pushing for more federal rent subsidies, we have always seen homelessness as primarily a housing issue.
Homeless Group Berates Brown
Housing activists and Mayor Willie Brown go head to head over efforts to prevent homelessness.
Lack of S.F. Housing Decried
The Tenderloin Housing Clinic has to turn away hundreds of low-income people looking for housing due to lack of affordable housing. Randy Shaw calls on the city to expand low-income housing.
Homeless advocates introduce a counterproposal to Mayor Willie Brown that would give scarce housing funds to low-income tenants rather than hotel owners, proposing a rent subsidy program to enable participants to afford permanent housing.
S.F. Works to Alter Homelessness Cycle
This Chronicle article highlights THC’s 1998 efforts to encourage City sponsorship of a rental subsidy program that would allow GA recipients to remain housed while they transition to work.
Report Urges Rent Subsidy for San Francisco’s Homeless
A report released in 1998 demonstrates that a City rent subsidy program would provide at least 270 homeless welfare recipients with housing and increased job opportunities.